There are now 62 confirmed cases of PED Virus in Manitoba. The latest case was verified August 11.
Manitoba Pork says the latest two cases are related to live pig movements from previously infected premises where the pigs appeared to have fully recovered. Once moved to a new farm, they began shedding again.
However, the group says the level of shedding at these new farms is lower than new outbreaks, so the risk the sites pose is lower and they are expected to recover faster than newly-breaking sites.
Meantime, Manitoba Pork has established the Manitoba Coordinated Disease Response (MCDR) program to encourage confidential sharing of information between producers. This initiative is intended to help protect farms that haven’t experienced PED, and enhance coordination efforts for those that have, optimizing the chances of eliminating the virus from all swine farms within the province.